Richard Hinds As 2012 draws to a close, Richard Hinds looks back at a huge year for AFL in the first of a series of year-enders.
Richard Hinds A high-profile club flouting the unambiguous regulations. A large group of players – unwittingly, or not – using a banned substance to improve strength or aerobic capacity.
Richard Hinds AFL chief wants to bring the romance back to the game.
Richard Hinds Getting the Western Sydney locals to take an interest is still a Giant task.
Richard Hinds By choosing to open its season with last Saturday's GWS-Swans derby, the AFL wisely focused the spotlight on its northern expansion.
Richard Hinds For Greater Western Sydney, this was supposed to be a knee-knocking moment. Their first match in Melbourne against the premiership favourites Carlton.
Richard Hinds By coming from 20 points down at half-time to beat Hawthorn on Sunday, Sydney made a statement. "Legitimate", "genuine contenders", "the real thing".